Mexico City, Mexico
Vicky, 36
Designer, Painter, Writer
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ask Vicky about

What do you do and why do you do it?

I design, I paint, I write, and I manage projects because I can’t stand still.

You’re broken hearted - what tracks does your heartbreak playlist consist of?

Without you I’m nothing – Placebo + David Bowie Daydreaming - Radiohead Annabel – Goldfrapp Hurt – Johnny Cash

What are the best TV shows of all time?

SNL, Seinfeld & Sex and the City.

Name some spots in Mexico City that are good for a Tinder date.

Lardo, Huset, MUAC.

Who’s your hero and where in Mexico City would you take them out for a serious hang?

Paula Scher. I would take her for a walk through Chapultepec, invite her a coffee at the terrace of Museo Tamayo’s restaurant and end up having mescals at Bósforo.

Where do you buy those fabulous clothes of yours?

Acne Studios, Filipa K, H&M, Adidas.

What’s the area/ spot in town you’ll never be caught dead in?

Tepito

What’s the thing you LOVE to do in your city that you never get to do?

I love going to museums and exhibitions, but I rarely take the time.

What’s the most decadent / extreme dish you ever ate in Mexico City and where did you get it?

I'm not that extreme, just grasshoppers with guacamole at "Balcón del Zócalo".

Is there a hidden bar / hole in the wall in Mexico City that you particularly like?

Tachinomi Desu

What’s the most expensive restaurant / spa / hotel you’ve ever been to in Mexico City? How much did it cost and what did you get there?

Pujol, I got the dinner menu, and a lot of red wine. I don't remember how much we paid, a few thousand of pesos each…

What restaurant in Mexico City looks crap, but the food’s amazing?

Parnita

Where can you get the best cocktail in Mexico City? Which one do you like?

Hanky Panky - Negroni

Where would you take your partner in Mexico City if you wanted to really pamper them?

Dinner at Rosetta Restaurant

Which snacks can you only get in your country, and which ones do you recommend?

"Esquites" it's corn with mayo, lime and chilli powder. You can buy them on the street. Chips with lime and salsa, also from the street.

What are the Mexico City spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?

Bellas Artes, Chapultepec's park (and the castle), Zócalo, Coyoacán center, Frida Khalo’s house, Museo Nacional de Antropología.

Tomorrow’s your last day in Mexico City. How do you spend it?

First I would buy a coffee and a croissant at Panadería Rosetta and eat it at Río de Janeiro square. Then I would go to Bellas Artes. I would have lunch at Parnita with my friends. After lunch, I would walk through Condesa streets, spending some time at Parque México. I would meet my friends again at the rooftop of my building for some drinks, we would then have dinner at Máximo Bistrot and end up dancing salsa at Salón San Luis.

What’s your favorite vacation city in the world and why?

Tulum, because apart from being paradise, it doesn’t have the type of tourism that is annoying (yet).

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